Making a Reservation with Marine Atlantic

by Darrell Mercer

When travelling with Marine Atlantic, it is highly recommended that you make your reservation as soon as you identify your travel plans to secure your preferred crossing and amenities for the trip. While an advance reservation is not required, customers who make reservations avoid the disappointment of sold out sailings or the unavailability of cabins.  (Read More)

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. We at Marine Atlantic have many historical photos of our properties, infrastructure and facilities that date back through the years. To share some of (Read More)

Argentia service finishes for another summer season

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic’s Argentia seasonal service is popular with local residents and tourists alike during the summer months, and this past Saturday marked the final crossing for the year.     While there were challenges during the first few weeks of August, overall customers have been very positive regarding the service, staff and facilities related to (Read More)

At Marine Atlantic, the safety and security of our passengers and employees is our top priority. Our policies are focused on protecting the well-being of everyone who uses our service or visits our terminal properties. We often receive inquiries from passengers as to why they are not permitted to return to the vehicle decks while (Read More)

Salty Visits Argentia

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic had the distinct pleasure of recently welcoming “Salty”, the huggable Newfoundland dog mascot for Downhome Magazine, to our terminal property in Argentia. A number of employees and customers took the opportunity to pose with the easily recognizable canine as he toured and provided his downhome Newfoundland charm to those in and around the (Read More)

High drama on the high seas! The excitement builds as tonight’s episode of Amazing Race Canada will feature Marine Atlantic as part of the continuing race across Canada. Earlier this summer, the Amazing Race Canada and the four remaining teams boarded the MV Highlanders in North Sydney for their trip to Port aux Basques; the (Read More)

Marine Atlantic Welcomes Passengers with Disabilities

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic is committed to providing an accessible and enjoyable travel experience to our passengers with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we have an active committee of Marine Atlantic representatives and persons with disabilities who ensure our vessels and terminals have been designed for maximum accessibility, define best practices, identify assistive devices to make (Read More)

Things to Know Before You Go – Does Marine Atlantic sell Gravol onboard the Vessels?   While Marine Atlantic offers convenient and comfortable travel options to sail between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, the weather in this area of the North Atlantic Ocean can sometimes be challenging. For land lovers who haven’t yet grown their sea (Read More)

Does Marine Atlantic have its own time zone?

by Darrell Mercer

What time is it…well that depends! The Island of Newfoundland is a very unique place; we have our own dialects, food delicacies, a dictionary, and romantic community names that you will find nowhere else in the world.  Of course, we also have our own time zone, Newfoundland Standard Time which is 30 minutes ahead of (Read More)

Things to Know when Travelling with Pets

by Darrell Mercer

Do you have a pet? Many of us do, including a large number of Marine Atlantic employees. We recognize that travelling with pets requires extra planning and supplies, and we work with our customers to provide an enjoyable travel experience for both the pet and owner. For our customers travelling with pets, Marine Atlantic offers (Read More)